Applications

Health Apps – Opportunities for Life Sciences Companies

2016-12-06T15:47:50+00:00October 21, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , |

There has been an explosion of “off the shelf” personal mobile health apps and devices in the last two years and the trend shows no sign of slowing down. The market for mobile health apps and connected devices is growing at a compound rate of 61%, and could reach $26B by 2017. Coupled with data [...]

I Have Seen the Future and It Is…JavaScript?

2016-12-06T15:47:54+00:00January 20, 2015|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Node.JS takes Javascript, normally used on the browser, and turns it into a powerful, server-side tool. Introduction With the exception of dot-coms and other startups, enterprise web application development has largely been dominated by 2 platforms -- Java or .NET. Sure, other platforms have slipped in here and there but nothing has achieved serious traction. [...]

The Cold Hard Truth

2017-04-13T16:16:59+00:00October 16, 2014|Categories: Strategic Delivery Posts, White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

ALM tools can tell you the truth about your code - but what if you don’t like what you see? Gloria Steinem once said “the truth will set you free...but first it'll piss you off!” This reality frequently hits home with many organizations implementing Application Lifecycle Managment (ALM) tools. They find their velocity has [...]

Why Docker Matters

2016-12-07T15:41:39+00:00July 21, 2014|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |

Docker containers are more than the latest IT trend. When used properly they can revolutionize your software development process.  If you’ve been reading the trades over the past several weeks, you have probably seen some articles about a new tool called Docker. Wired magazine has called it the next big thing. ZDNet said with Docker, [...]

Chicago Cubs

2016-12-06T15:48:00+00:00June 4, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , , |

Company Profile The Chicago Cubs are a professional baseball team located in Chicago, Illinois. They are part of the Central Division of Major League Baseball's National League.  Maven Wave's client is the Technology Group within the Cubs organization. Business Situation Cubs employees, former players, current players and their families may request tickets and/or parking for [...]

Townstone Financial

2016-12-06T15:48:01+00:00June 2, 2014|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , |

Company Profile Townstone Financial is a full service mortgage banker with an experienced staff offering expertise in every area of mortgage lending, from purchase to refinance to construction lending. Townstone has built a strong reputation as an outstanding mortgage banking firm serving the lending needs of real estate professionals, builders, and individual homebuyers throughout Illinois, [...]

The Missing Link: Artifact Repository for Development Teams

2017-04-13T16:18:49+00:00February 25, 2014|Categories: Fusion Blog, Strategic Delivery Posts|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An artifact repository can get all of your development teams working together, regardless of where they are located. Without an artifact repository in place, your organization may look like this: Without an Artifact Repository Does this look familiar? You work on one or more large enterprise application You have many groups of developers working [...]

Two Reasons to Consider Hybrid Mobile App Frameworks

2016-12-06T15:48:04+00:00October 14, 2013|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, the only thing that’s predictable about mobility is its unpredictability. We cannot foresee what platforms, form factors and technology we will need to support in order to be competitive tomorrow. This presents a serious challenge when planning how your organization will cater to the mobile consumer. When building that next mobile-friendly web site or [...]

Making Informed Decisions about Mobiles Apps: Part Two

2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00September 7, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , , |

A Deeper Dive Into Hybrid Frameworks According to Gartner, by 2016 50% of mobile applications deployed will have been developed using a hybrid framework.  This article dives into some of the driving reasons for this shift and takes an in-depth look at the pros and cons of hybrid. It is painfully obvious to us all [...]

Bosch

2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00June 2, 2013|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , , |

Company Profile Bosch USA is a regional branch of the Bosch Group, one of the world’s largest private industrial corporations. Bosch USA has annual sales of $6.8 billion and has 25,000 employees. Business Situation 7,000 SKUs are maintained in a legacy Product Information Management (PIM) system. The legacy PIM system contains several critical deficiencies that [...]

The Garvey Group

2016-12-06T15:48:05+00:00June 2, 2013|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , , |

Company Profile The Garvey Group, located in Niles, Illinois and Sturtevant, WI, offers print production, inventory management, distribution, database, e-commerce fulfillment, and marketing facilities to move businesses forward. The firm specializes in large-format printing, commercial printing, and UV printing synthetics. Business Situation A leading global consumer package goods (CPG) company contacted Garvey for a complete [...]

Making Informed Decisions About Mobile Apps

2016-12-06T15:48:06+00:00January 16, 2013|Categories: White Papers|Tags: , , , , |

Deciding Between Native, Web-based or Hybrid Solutions The magnitude of growth mobile applications is beyond dispute: nearly three-quarters of organizations will deploy new line-of-business mobile apps in the next 12 months according to IDC. Zenprise estimates that over 183 billion mobile apps will be downloaded in 2015, up from a mere 10.7 billion in 2010, [...]

PackagingPrice.com

2014-06-24T13:18:03+00:00June 2, 2012|Categories: Case Studies|Tags: , , , |

Company Profile Based in Barrington, Illinois, PackagingPrice.com is a web-based packaging materials supplier filling the void of online bulk purchasing of shipping and packaging-related materials. Business Situation PackagingPrice.com needed to take advantage of the web's characteristics and environment to simplify and enhance the shopping experience for the company’s customer base. The business-to-business application required advanced [...]

Mobile Money – 3 Reasons IT Leaders Are Gravitating To Mobile

2014-06-20T02:13:25+00:00February 22, 2012|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , , , |

In the February issue of CIO, Lauren Brousell (@brousell) summarized the results of their latest CIO Economic Impact Survey of 333 IT executives. There were several insightful statistics that surfaced as a result of this survey including: Overall Growth: 54% have plans to grow their budgets in 2011 (as a comparison, in May of 2009 that number was only [...]

Five Corporate Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of Skype

2016-12-06T15:48:20+00:00May 11, 2011|Categories: Fusion Blog|Tags: , , , |

Yesterday’s announcement of Microsoft’s $8.5 billion purchase of Skype, the largest acquisition in their 36-year history, is creating news stories in outlets ranging from Huffington Post to telecom trade media such as Light Reading. We’ve decided to come up with the 5 Corporate Implications of Microsoft’s Acquisition of Skype: Applications continue to absorb the network - No one buys [...]